Stoops, Sumlin share bond

Kevin Sumlin's revival of Texas A&M similar to what old boss Bob Stoops did at OU

Updated: January 3, 2013, 10:46 AM ET
By Jake Trotter | SoonerNation

Had it not been for a Bob Stoops phone call, who knows if Kevin Sumlin would still have Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl?

Who knows if Sumlin would be coaching the Aggies at all?

On Friday, Sumlin meets his former boss in the AT&T Cotton Bowl featuring former Big 12 conference foes Texas A&M and Oklahoma.

For more than a decade, Stoops has been one of the preeminent coaches in college football, with double-digit victories in 11 of his past 13 seasons. Sumlin, who was with Stoops ...

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